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LA’s Financial Core:  Treasures in Between the Towers

Focusing on the Financial District, this audio tour highlights the evolving relationship between the built environment and the people and natural resources that sustain it. Most of what surrounds you is the result of development within the last 30 years. Like the adjacent Bunker Hill, the Financial District comes into its own as a business district during the 1970’s and early 1980’s when city zoning regulations raised the building height limits to allow structures taller than City Hall. Amidst the towering skyline, a trail of treasures designed by renowned artists and poets will encourage you to question the future and visit the past. So, let’s go and discover these diverse treasures that lie between the towers.

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Tours Intro

1:40 min


Financial Core Intro

1:00 min


Stop 1
Ernst & Young Plaza
725 S. Figueroa St.

5:25 min


Stop 2
7th + Figueroa Marketplace, Upper Plaza
725 S. Figueroa St.

7:08 min


Stop 3
801 S. Figueroa St.

5:40 min


Stop 4
HSBC Bank Building & 7th Street Metro Center
7th & Figueroa Streets

5:39 min


Stop 5
Fine Arts Building
811 S. 7th St.

2:26 min


Stop 6
California Bank & Trust Building
550 S. Hope St.

3:05 min


Stop 7
Central Library & Maguire Gardens
630 W. 5th St.

3:31 min


Stop 8
601 S. Figueroa St.

1:34 min


Financial Core Conclusion

1:14 min